Happy Weekend!!

Ahhh the weekend! I love weekends at home when I don’t have many plans. Aaron is working 12 hour days for the next 24 days so we don’t have many plans for the next couple weeks. Yesterday I was off due to MEA. I did a lot of cleaning and tried a new cookie recipe so Aaron could bring some to the guys at work. My mom and I also made the trek to Aamodt’s Apple Orchard and Saint Croix Vineyard to get some apples and do a wine tasting 🙂 Last night we went over to our friends Kristin and Jason’s and had some taco chili. It was so good. I have not yet gotten into the habit of taking pics everywhere I go so I don’t have a pic yet!

This is the chocolate chip cookie recipe I used. Aaron said that he wanted chewy cookies so I typed that into pinterest and they led me to this recipe from Apple a Day. The only thing I  did differently was use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. I also cooked mine about 10-13 minutes. All ovens are different! The recipe said it makes 3 dozen. Mine made 2 dozen plus 2 cookies. I think that means I ate 10 cookies worth of dough!!!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
barely adapted from Apple a Day who barely adapted it from Anna Olson, Food Network Canada.


3/4 cp. softened unsalted butter

3/4 cp. brown sugar

1/4 cp. granulated sugar

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cp. all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cup chocolate chunks


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. In a bowl mix together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla.

3. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Using a cookie scoop drop dough onto cookie sheet

5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

6. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Clearly I have fantastic photography skills 😉

I also had a little photo session with Graham in our front yard. It actually only took me 3 times to get a good picture. Happy Fall!

This morning Graham and I went to the vet to get his last round of puppy shots. He is now 23.9 pounds! For breakfast I had this wonderful combination along with a cafe mocha:

Today I am hopefully going to get in a run (trying to find the motivation), go to the dog park with Graham and a friend, go out to dinner with Aaron, and hopefully carve pumpkins. Have a fun filled and relaxing Saturday!!!